Torpedo damage to USS Hambleton (DD-455), November 1942
Here we see the damage caused by a U-boat torpedo that hit the Gleaves class destroyer USS Hambleton (DD-455) while she was off Fedala, Morocco, on 11 November 1942, supporting Operation Torch. The explosion has caused a massive bulge in her deck and pushed part of the superstructure up. This picture was taken at Casablanca on 16 November. While she was there the damaged section was cut out, and the front and back welded back together, reducing her length by 40ft but making her seaworthy enough to make her way to Boston for proper repairs.
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Rickard, J (30 April 2021), Torpedo damage to USS Hambleton (DD-455), November 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Hambleton_DD455_torpedo_damage.html